Wargaming Tradecraft: Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Last Week at Wargaming Tradecraft


Not a lot at the moment.. still getting settled in the new place and new job.

The Back to Basics contest wrapped up, and another post on Blog-Fu, focusing on communicating with your readers.

Last Week in the Community


Ron has announced that From the Warp will be going in to stasis for an indeterminate amount of time. We bloggers know the amount of work that goes into running our sites, never mind running a network like he's been doing. All this work has been affecting the amount of time he has for his own life, family and commissions and it's time for him to do something about it. I just want to say thanks to Ron for the network he created, which has connected many of us to each other. His blog rolls will still run, but it will certainly leave a void in the community.

Read his goodbye letter and a little on where he's placing his efforts next:
http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/02/ftw-being-placed-into-stasis.html

To fill that void, there is the House of Paincakes run by a great crew. It's not always a PG environment, but there's always a ton of amazing content going on over there and will always help us all to stay in contact and grow as a community.

Additionally, you can always feel free to send me an email and I'll answer it to the best of my ability. Haven't had any takers yet, but my Q&A Page is waiting.

There are also a lot of other great bloggers out there who I'm sure will be more than happy to help out and already do. Rather than single anyone out, I'll direct you to my blogroll on the right of my page or to my blogger profile page as well as From the Warp itself which still has great blogrolls and a large selection of useful links.


News


The Blood of Kittens network has a contest going on at the moment - take a look at it's details, there's a lot of fun potential with this one. I'll post my entries over here once they've announced their winners.
http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2011/02/16/network-news-adepticon-art-projects-and-prizes/

Studio McVey has a new limited edition model done... looks incredible: http://studiomcvey.blogspot.com/2011/02/brute-bodyguard.html

Rob over at Warhammer 39k is suggesting March 2nd we all showcase some old articles from our blogs as a way to dust off our lesser viewed articles:
http://www.warhammer39999.com/2011/02/starting-a-blogging-movement-renewal-day/

Tutorials


Nyhil looks at creating cheap terrain: http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2011/02/14/hobby-for-nothing-basic-functions/

Ron has another great tutorial on freehanding: http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/02/freehanding-when-to-do-it.html

EldarAddict has a nice little painting tutorial for his Dark Eldar: http://eldaraddict.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-i-paint-my-dark-eldar-part-i.html

Dethtron demonstrates that I need a meat grinder: http://www.houseofpaincakes.com/2011/02/gaming-on-budget-making-rubble.html
(Excellent rubble tutorial)

Old School over at Dark Future has an interesting Nid conversion going on.. http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/02/converting-arachnarok-into-tervigon.html


Tips


Here's some nice shots of a cool looking mod: http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.com/2011/02/inquisitor-hellsryche-2.html

Gallery


Now this is shiny... fan 40k short CG film called Dark Angel Wrath:


Here's part 1, though it's not nearly a well done as the above clip. Also from the same author, a sneak peak at his current project... Ultramarines, eat your heart out:



Musing


Loq has a good article over at the HoP with ways to better interact with your fellow gamers: http://www.houseofpaincakes.com/2011/02/weekly-whimsy-how-to.html




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